May 16-17, Wilderness First Aid

We are so excited to have Dave Pike back to teach a Wilderness First Aid class at the Trillium Center. This year, Charles Schiavone will be a co-trainer. You will also be excited to learn that the Trillium Center will offer an Herbal First Aid course to participants later in the year!

Here are the details for the May training:
(Registration information is at the bottom, you must register to participate).

Wilderness First Aid
Join us on May 16-17 is a hands-on course that prepares you to avoid, prevent or cope with medical issues in wilderness environments. This is a 16-hour class over two days including the following topics:

Day One
1: Introduction, Preparation and Assessment of the Problem
2: Preventing and Caring for Injuries (All Types)

Day Two
1: Problems with Weather and Environment
2: Bites, Bugs and Plant Poisons
3: Medical Problems
4: Conclusion, Exam & Performance Evaluations

Total cost: $80 for the two-day workshop including lunch both days + $20 for the book

Lunch will be provided! Your book will be sent to you when you pre-register. We encourage you to read the book before the class. You and everyone else will have a better learning experience if we can focus on developing body memory and not focus on the book. The course ends with a 2-part exam (scenarios and written test) to ensure that you have integrated the information. You will receive a WFA card when you pass the exam. You will be better prepared in the event of an emergency!

The Instructors

Dave Pike works on a Rescue Squad in Western North Carolina as EMS crew and Wilderness Rescue Technician. A Wilderness EMT since 2002 and credentialed for instruction with American Safety & Health Institute as well as North Carolina’s Office of EMS, Dave Pike has worked as an EMT in urban, wilderness and disaster situations.

Charles Schiavone is a volunteer firefighter and paramedic at the Conneaut Fire Department, Station #3 and a builder at the Trillium Center and BLD farm. He has been a street medic trainer for more than 5 years and went to Haiti after the earthquake to provide disaster relief.

You must pre-register by May 3. Pre-registration fee is $20, which covers the cost of your book. Registration form and final payment of $80 are due May 10. Get the registration form and other details by sending an email to